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Look both ways : mainstreaming biodiversity and poverty reduction

To manage trade-offs, biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction must be tackled together by integrating relevant concerns into the decisions and institutions that drive policy, rules, plans, investment and action for both — a process known as ‘mainstreaming’.

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2010
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Power to the poor : sustainable energy at the base of the pyramid

Four billion people – over half of humanity – live on less than US$2 a day, effectively forming the bottom of the world economic pyramid. This majority may have minimal access to cash but they need, and will pay for, essential goods and services – including energy.

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2009
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Community-based adaptation to climate change : an update

Over a billion people - the world's poorest and most vulnerable communities - will bear the brunt of climate change. For them, building local capacity to cope is a vital step towards resilience. Community-based adaptation (CBA) is emerging as a key response to this challenge.

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2009
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Protecting traditional knowledge from the grassroots up

For indigenous peoples round the world, traditional knowledge based on natural resources such as medicinal herbs forms the core of culture and identity. But this wealth of knowledge is under pressure.

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2009
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Natural resilience : healthy ecosystems as climate shock insurance

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2009
Non IUCN Publication

Beyond forestry : why agriculture is key to the success of REDD+

When it comes to deforestation, the task of reconciling climate and development goals poses a daunting challenge.

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2010
Non IUCN Publication

Financiando REDD : mesclando o mercado com fundos do governo

O desmatamento é responsável por aproximadamente 17% das emissões globais de gases de efeito estufa.

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2009
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Financing REDD : meshing markets with government funds

Deforestation accounts for roughly 17 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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2009
IUCN Publication

Conservation and human rights : the need for international standards

This briefing discusses the human rights impact of conservation policies and the role of non-governmental and international conservation organizations in protecting human rights while supporting conservation initiatives.

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2010
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